Miter Saw + Jointing Table all in one?

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07-08-2015 10:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer shop layout miter saw small shop question

Quick question, I am a small shop woodworker and i just relocated to a new dedicated space (No more making space for the car every night) and now am having a small layout issue. The shop is a long rectangle (12ft x 35ft) with the overhead door located on one of the short sides. I have my miter saw against one of the longer walls allowing for good length boards to be cut (Roughly 10 ft of out feed to each side) but i am struggling to find a good fixed location for the joiner to give enough in feed and out feed space.

My question is, has any one every built/seen a miter saw and jointer combo table? My idea is built an out feed table for the miter saw table that will also be out feed for the jointer. Does this seem like a bad idea to you guys? I looked a lot on here and haven’t found anyone else doing this… which makes me thing its not a good choice.


Ps- This is my first post, im very excited to finally be a part of LJ

-- S

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#1 posted 07-08-2015 10:38 PM

Scer. I did a google as well and turned up about as much as you did. I built a miter saw/planer rotating table. It works pretty good. I do not have a jointer but I think it’s a weight problem. Most jointers I’ve seen are fairly good size chunks of cast iron. That’s some serious wieght. Even the 6” models. if your thinking 8”. Well ?? However I’m sure some bone head told the Wright brothers they’d never get off the ground. If you did something like that I’m thinking min 2×4 construction through out. Bugger the plywood. JMTCW

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 10:41 PM

Welcome to LJs….

I personally would not like that setup….
Either the miter saw will be too low, or the jointer bed too high.

I’m in a small basement workshop.
Here was my solution….

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 02:19 AM

The best solution for any small shop (in my humble opinion) is to put all your tools on mobile bases, bring them in the middle of your shop and use them, put them away when they are not in use.
I agree with DIYaholic, the height of the jointer outfeed table would be too low for your miter saw, a couple of (single or double) roller support stands would work better.
BTW, welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 01:28 PM

Thanks guys,

I think I am going to go with the mobile bases approach for a few of the lower use tools for the time being. If i get a chance to place around with this miter/jointer table idea i will surely post some pictures

-- S

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 01:51 PM

In addition to the table height issue, if you intend to have support on both sides for the miter saw, that will cause you problems with a jointer as you would need different heights on the infeed and outfeed sides. If your only having support on one side, that won’t be a an issue. Just thought I’d point that out though just in case… I’ve been known to only think about such things after I’m finished with the build!

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 01:58 PM

Yep, I had a 10×12 shop once and same approach, all on wheels and they rolled out when needed and went away when not. Man that was rough some times. I’m spoiled with my shop now.

BTW welcome, and you will get a lot of good info here!

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